I think that Julio Sagreras etudes are the most progressive etudes for the classical technique. There´s 6 or more books with lots of etudes, each one covering a specific technique. The etudes are in a waltz style with some flamenco influence.Jason Hensley wrote: ↑Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:55 pmI am wanting to know some opinions on the "best" progressive etudes. I know there are a few. I was going to go with Carcassi's 25 Etudes and actually started on the first Etude and am about halfway through it. I wanted to see some opinions first on if there are any progressive etudes that are better. Any and all information is welcome thank you.
The classics like Sor, Carulli, Giuliani and Carcassi are good but they are overly romantic, after a while they can sound a little repetitive.
Most importantly, don´t stick too much with etudes. Choose some pieces and practice them everyday, play some music from other styles like jazz, flamenco, blues, rock, folk,celtic etc, this will give you a sense of melody and harmony and you will be able to play and improvise in any given style.
The problem with classical trained musicians is that they can play any difficult piece but if you ask for some popular music or improvisation they just go blank, always try to be as eclectic as possible